On Saturday morning when over 10 graders and excavators started clearing the area destroying garden crops including several acres of Banana plantations, beans, maize, mangoes, Cassava, coffee, Jack fruits, and rice planted by the residents.
The aggrieved students claim they were not paid the upkeep allowances during the first semester following disruptions caused by Covid-19 lockdown. They accused the University of paying them 670,000 instead of 880,000 shillings in cumulative arears each.
The trio was picked up for matching in Hoima town to protest a decision by security to block Asinansi Nyakato Alias Kamanda, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate in the Hoima Woman parliamentary by-elections to appear on any local station as part of her campaigns.
It is said that the suspects; Hillary Tukwasibwe, 18, Dominic Byabakama, 16, plus three others, picked a quarrel with Kasujja which turned into a fight that left him unconscious. Eyewitnesses say that Kasujja, lay on the ground, bleeding profusely in the nose and through the mouth.
Mabamba Swamp lies in an area that covers about 2,424 hectares on the shoreline of Lake Victoria. It stretches through a narrow bay that meets the shoreline of Lake Victoria in the southern part of Wakiso district. The area is a sanctuary for the shoebill, a bird species that feed on lung fish and It is a common breeding place for lung fish.
Lutaaya had refused to vacate the house for which he had earlier been compensated 165 million Shillings by the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA. The land, from which Lutaaya was evicted, is reserved for the expansion of the Entebbe Expressway in Entebbe Division A.